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KINGSTON STOCKADE FC ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY 33- PLAYER ROSTER FOR INAUGURAL 2016 NPSL SEASON

Kingston Stockade FC reached a historic milestone this week as the club has released the first player roster in team history.  Stockade FC has named 33 players to its preliminary and preseason National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) roster.

The roster is comprised almost entirely of players who hail from the Hudson Valley, with nearly all of them having played collegiately in the area as well. This was part of the design when the club was conceived, according to club owner Dennis Crowley.

“When we first got the green light to put an NPSL team in Kingston, our hope was that we’d be able to rely almost entirely on local players,” said Crowley. “Thanks to the hard work of head coach George Vizvary and his staff, we’ve been able to put together a squad that truly has its roots in local soccer, which we think should be a point of pride for all of the club’s supporters.”

When asked about selecting the first roster in club history, head coach George Vizvary said that the quality of the local talent will give Stockade plenty of options on the pitch.

“The Hudson Valley in general represents a good quality of soccer, and the 33 players that we’ve selected will give us a team that will be able to execute the style of play we’d like to exhibit,” said Vizvary. “We will have the capability to play on the counter-attack, and a possession-based style as well. Overall, because of our speed and execution, we should be able to deny space and time against any opponent.”

Vizvary also said that because the team is made up of local players, the connections to the local fan base will be strong.

“I have very high expectations, but so do the players,” said Vizvary. “As they represent the Hudson Valley, they know that they are also representing the expectations of friends and supporters.”

Ultimately, according to Vizvary, the team is just excited to start the season.

“The team is very anxious to start the season,” said Vizvary. “Anxious to go out on the field and produce results.”

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifA number of players on Stockade FC’s inaugural roster have played at the semi-pro and professional levels.  Members of the club have been key contributors to sides such as the Brooklyn Italians, Queen City FC, Buffalo FC, Philadelphia Fury and Pontevedra FC as well as prestigious youth academies such as New York Cosmos, Newcastle United, Sunderland AFC, Boca Juniors and the Olympic Development Program.

In addition, a majority of Stockade FC’s players played collegiately at local schools. SUNY Ulster tops the list with four players on the Stockade FC roster, while Marist College, SUNY New Paltz, and SUNY Oneonta all have three players on the team.

As for the players’ hometowns, five Stockade FC players come from Highland, while Newburgh and Poughkeepsie have contributed three players each.

The average age of the roster is 24 years and 11 months.

Below is the entire 33-player preseason roster, although the expectation is that the team will cut the roster to 26 players for the first official match.

Patrick Alvarez

Age:  24

Hometown:  East Fishkill, NY

College: SUNY Dutchess

Academy & Post-College: Pontevedra FC

Matel Anasta

Age:  22

Hometown:  Catskill, NY

College:  Marist College

Academy & Post-College:  New York Cosmos Youth Development Program

Anthony Barone

Age: 26

Hometown: Highland, NY

College:  Manhattan College

Joseph Bogart

Age:  28

Hometown:  Hyde Park, NY

College: Plattsburgh State

Daniel Cortez

Age:  19

Hometown:  Newburgh, NY

Academy & Post-College: Olympic Development Program (ODP)

Michael Creswick

Age:  27

Hometown:  Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

College:  York St. John Univ. (England)

Academy & Post-College:  Newcastle United Academy, Sunderland AFC Academy, Copmanthorpe AFC

Matthew Daum

Age:  32

Hometown:  New Paltz, NY

College: SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Cortland

Academy & Post-College:  Queen City FC

Joseph Dolan

Age:  18

Hometown:  Highland, NY

College: Mount St. Mary’s College

Eric Fortier

Age:  24

Hometown:  Pleasant Valley, NY

College: SUNY Oneonta

** 2011 SUNYAC Player of the Year

Juan Gatti

Age:  25

Hometown:  Buenos Aires, Argentina

College: Mercy College

David Giddings

Age:  22

Hometown:  Newburgh, NY

College: Saint Peter’s University

Academy & Post-College:  Vermont Voltage

Darren Gomez

Age:  22

Hometown:  Hopewell Junction, NY

College: SUNY Oneonta

John Iapoce

Age:  26

Hometown:  Boiceville, NY

College: Wells College

Mateusz (Matt) Koziol

Age:  22

Hometown:  Poughkeepsie, NY

College: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

** 2014 Liberty League Player of the Year

Jamal Lis-Simmons

Age:  34

Hometown:  Highland, NY

College: SUNY Albany, SUNY New Paltz

Ross Macklin

Age:  25

Hometown:  Henniker, NH

College: Vassar College

Hayden Morris

Age:  26

Hometown:  Armonk, NY

College: Seton Hall University

Michael Nastu

Age:  20

Hometown:  Manhattan, NY

College: Stony Brook University, Dominican College

Academy & Post-College:  Metropolitan Oval Academy

Charles Naula

Age:  22

Hometown:  Wappingers Falls, NY

College: Wells College

** D3 National Team Member

Chris Nedwetzky

Age:  29

Hometown:  Wallkill, NY

College: SUNY Ulster

Jeff Paine

Age:  30

Hometown:  Highland, NY

College: SUNY New Paltz

Corey Phillips

Age:  27

Hometown:  Poughkeepsie, NY

College: Medaille College

Academy & Post-College: Houston Leones, Kitsap Pumas, FC Buffalo

** 2010 AMCC Defensive Player of the Year

Manuel Rodriguez

Age:  24

Hometown:  Newburgh, NY

College: SUNY Dutchess

Norberto Sanchez

Age:  20

Hometown:  Kingston, NY

College: SUNY Ulster

Academy & Post-College:  Boca Juniors US Academy

Stephen Skonieczny

Age:  26

Hometown:  LaGrangeville, NY

College: Siena College, Marist College

Tom Steigerwald

Age:  22

Hometown:  Salt Point, NY

College: SUNY Dutchess

Aldo Tropeano

Age:  24

Hometown:  Beacon, NY

Academy & Post-College:  Brooklyn Italians

Pedro Velazquez

Age:  28

Hometown:  Wallkill, NY

College: SUNY Ulster, Mercy College

Nick vonEgypt

Age:  23

Hometown:  Hopewell Junction, NY

College: Misericordia University

Academy & Post-College:  Philadelphia Fury

** 2013 First Team All-Freedom

** D3 National Team Member

Tyler Vona

Age:  21

Hometown:  Highland, NY

College: Mass. College of Liberal Arts

Jarrad Vrydaghs

Age:  35

Hometown:  Campbell Hall, NY

College: SUNY Ulster

Dylan Williams

Age:  22

Hometown:  Monroe, NY

College: SUNY Oneonta

** 2015 SUNYAC Player of the Year

Scott Zobre

Age:  26

Hometown:  Poughkeepsie, NY

College: Binghamton University

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